Men’s XC competes at RWC Invitational

Release Date:
October 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ROCHESTER, NY – Ithaca College ran away with the men’s team title at Saturday’s Harry F. Anderson Invitational hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College. The Bombers took spots three, four, and five, en route to the winning score of 30 points. The Hilbert College cross-country team finished 14th overall in the 14-team event.

Houghton College’s Daniel Ballard was the individual winner with a time of 26:02 over the eight-kilometer course. The Highlanders’ (72) finished third behind runner-up Penn State Behrend (68) in a field that saw 152 competitors.

Hilbert (427) was paced by freshman Chris Spence (Middletown, NY/Middletown) who finished in 109th place. Spence finished in 32:16 and was the Hawks top finisher for the fourth consecutive week.

Hilbert will begin preparations for next weekend’s Fall Classic at Houghton College. Start time is scheduled for 10:30 am.

Hilbert College (14/14) Results

Chris Spence – (109) 32:16

Brian Boisen – (119) 33:52

Antoine Pleasant – (127) 38:22

Tony Wizner – (129) 39:08

Dan Walsh – (132) 40:52

Ryan Becote – (134) 45:29

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.